Title: Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law
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In English, Russian, and Kazakh. Organization focuses on all aspects of human rights in Kazakhstan. Headquarters of organization burned down in 1999; fire determined to be arson. Director of branch of organization died under suspicious circumstances in 2000. Kazakhstani government has history of harrassing and suppressing human right NGOs. Site contains news articles and information on organization's activities.
Language(s): English, Kazakh, Russian


Title: Kenya Human Rights Commission
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In English. The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) was established in 1992 in response to serious human rights abuses by the government of Kenya against its people. At the current time, the Kenya Human Rights Commission's goal is to adequately root human rights and democratic values in communities. This will not only enable communities to defend but also claim their rights. Website materials document program activities, news and popular education materials.
Coverage: Africa--Kenya
Language(s): English


Title: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights: Enhancing the Realisation of Your Rights
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In English. The KNCHR is an Independent National Institution established by an Act of Parliament to lead in protecting and promoting human rights in Kenya. The Commission focuses on investigating complaints, providing redress, campaigns and advocacy, research,policy and legislation, economic,social and cultural rights, education and capacity building and institutional strengthening. Director was investigated by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, possibly related to the organization investigations of government corruption. Contains news items, photographs, and publications for download.
Coverage: Africa--Kenya
Language(s): English


Title: Kigali Memorial Centre [Rwanda]
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In English. The KMC was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. It contains a permanent exhibition of the Rwandan genocide and an exhibition of other genocides around the world. The Centre also features a Documentation Centre that collects the testimonies, photographs and other artefacts related to the Rwandan Genocide. It is also developing a library catalogue and mapping project to aid researchers. Site contains information about the Centre, the history of Rwanda as well as the Genocide, and transcripts of oral testimonies.
Coverage: Africa--Rwanda
Language(s): English


Title: La Franja Feminista / The Feminist Line [Honduras]
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In Spanish. This blog contains news articles, videos, and photos primarily related to the 2009 Honduran coup. Secondary subject areas are Central America and Latin America at large.
Language(s): Spanish


Title: La Strada Moldova
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In Moldovan and some English. Focuses on women's rights, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Government continues to allow and in some cases condone discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, and religion; in some regions NGOs are routinely threatened and harassed.
Coverage: Europe--Moldova
Language(s): English, Moldovan


Title: Lambda Istanbul [Turkey]
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In Turkish and some English. Organization run by gay and lesbian activists on a volunteer basis. Activities include maintaining a cultural center, organizing pride activities, weekly meetings, weekly radio show, helpline, reporting human rights violations, working with the university to conduct research with/on the LGBT community, and organizing demonstrations.
Language(s): English, Turkish


Title: Laogai Research Foundation [China]
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In English and some Chinese. Non-profit organization that compiles information on Laogai China's forced labor camps. Contains newsletters from 1995-1996.
Coverage: Asia--China
Language(s): Chinese, English


Title: Las Libres: Centro Las Libres de Información en Salud Sexual, Región Centro / Center Las Libres for Information on Sexual Health, Central Region [Mexico]
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In Spanish and English. Las Libres is a non-governmental organization based in Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2000, Las Libres formed in response to the state government's attempt to ban abortion for rape victims, the only legal reason a woman may seek an abortion. The bill was not passed and now Las Libres conducts legislative monitoring as well as training youth in the community to become leaders and teachers in sexual health education. Site contains news articles and information on the organization's work.
Language(s): English, Spanish


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